As this story rolls out I am increasingly struck by the fact that the American corporate media has turned the Snowden Affair into a rather pedestrian thriller script completely missing the point. I ask myself are the reporters too dumb to see this, or is this a conscious choice. I think it is the later. You can see why American News is so often substance free. We can spend weeks talking about an absur! d, and emotionally damaged little man sending pictures of his penis around the net, but an issue like fundamental freedoms, civil liberties, whoa that would be like real journalism. We don’t do that anymore. This is a really chilling trend.
Edward Snowden’s Not the Story. The Fate of the Internet Is
JOHN NAUGHTON – The Guardian/Observer (U.K.)